Childcare Relief Program

Superior is proud to offer multiple Childcare-related relief programs for Childcare Providers. Whether you run a certified or licensed childcare from your home or a larger scale childcare program, there are options for support. If you have questions about any of our current grant opportunities, please reach out to City Planning:
planning@superiorwi.gov or 715-395-7335

Superior Childcare Relief Program:

This program is currently OPEN and available for childcare providers who have not already accessed this grant.

Purpose: To sustain and increase access to high quality childcare in the City of Superior through targeted grants for Childcare providers. The funding for this program is provided by the Federal American Rescue Plan Act and is intended to address those directly impacted by loss of services or experienced challenges accessing childcare related to the pandemic.

Requirements: Applicants must be a certified or licensed childcare provider in the City of Superior.

Expenditure Period: All grant funds must be spent and reported to City of Superior by December 31, 2024.

Program Matching: Maximum grant applicants are active recipients of these state and federal programs:

*Child Care Counts

*Federal food program (CACFP)

Please review the application carefully and be sure to fill out the application completely as well as include the requested proofs. Questions? Please contact Superior City Planning. We're happy to help. 715-395-7335 or planning@superiorwi.gov

Application is available HERE


Superior's Dream Up Grant: **Multiple No-Cost Options!**

Superior Super Saturdays, in connection with Northwest Connections Family Resources and Northwood Technical College begin in March, 2024. These FREE educational opportunities are not only local, but include Free Active Early Toolkits valued at $400! Download your flier HERE

Program Enhancement Kits are available for new and existing childcare providers. If you have not already received your basket of goodies, please reach out! These kits include educational toys, cleaning supplies, and other items to support childcares: 715-395-7335 or planning@superiorwi.gov

Dream Up Provider Grants: Our individual provider grant opportunity ended in fall 2023.


Small Business Grant (for commercial settings only--home-based childcares do not qualify for the Small Business Grant): 

Mission Statement: Provide grant-funding support for Superior’s new and existing small businesses who are investing in the community by improving, beautifying and stabilizing our storefronts and streetscapes within the city. The City will focus on aesthetic improvements as being a priority for this program.

Program Description: The City of Superior has established a Small Business Grant Program (SBGP) for qualifying local business owners and entrepreneurs within the City of Superior. The City will provide a grant based on a sliding scale of 25-50% of the total eligible project costs. Funding is capped at

$15,000 per grant and the applicant is required to contribute a minimum of 10% equity towards the project. Complete grant applications will be reviewed quarterly as outlined in the grant schedule. A quarter of the program’s yearly allotted funds will be available during each application period. Each grant application is subject to approval from the SBGP Design Committee and final approval from the Common Council. Previous recipients of a Small Business grant must wait three years from the date of grant disbursement before they are eligible to apply again. All businesses and property locations associated with a previous grant recipient must also wait three years before being eligible to apply.  

More Information HERE